The Little Mermaid Reviews

November 14, 2015
Audiences of all ages are bound to fall in love with this bubbly, thoroughly enchanting fish story.
November 15, 2013
The Little Mermaid -- impudent, grandiose, a multilevel crowd-pleaser -- almost returns the Disney animated features to their glory traditions of the '30s and '40s.
November 15, 2013
It may not be a transcendent masterpiece of the Disney canon, but The Little Mermaid is still very heartening: It suggests the Disney magic isn`t lost after all.
November 15, 2013
The latest Disney offering looks back to the studio's unrivaled heritage. It has the look of classic animation. More important, it has the skill required to make it work.
November 15, 2013
In adapting this animated film from Hans Christian Andersen's sad and beautiful fairy tale, writers/directors John Musker and Ron Clements came up with a bright and perky movie.
September 3, 2008
You could wish upon a star and not conjure up a more joyous animated movie than this graceful retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen tale.
September 3, 2008
Within the apparently necessary aesthetic and ideological limitations (such as making the hero and heroine Americans surrounded by foreign servants a la Pinocchio), the animation manages to be fairly energetic.
June 10, 2008
A fantastic success.
May 20, 2008
May represent Disney's best animated feature since the underrated Sleeping Beauty in 1959.
June 24, 2006
This return to traditional Disney territory is geared to captivate children while allowing them to maintain their street cred, largely by combining extravagant animated technique with ranging musical styles.
June 8, 2003
A marvel of skillful animation, witty songwriting and smart planning.
January 22, 2002
Even at its highest points, it cannot claim a place next to even the least of the great Disney classics.
January 1, 2000
A movie that's so creative and so much fun it deserves comparison with the best Disney work of the past.